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Now Turkey for South Korean nuclear exports
South Korea's ascent to the top level of nuclear nations has continued with prospective cooperation with Turkey and fresh determination to introduce reprocessing.
Thu, Mar 11 2010
Final HEU return from Turkey
The last "significant" amount of highly enriched uranium (HEU) research reactor fuel in Turkey has now been returned to the USA for secure storage, the US National Nuclear Security Administration has announced.
Wed, Jan 20 2010
Russia and Turkey talking again
Just weeks after the Turkish government cancelled a tender for new reactors, Russia and Turkey have signed a joint declaration on cooperation to build a nuclear power plant in the country. The declaration was signed by Russian deputy prime minister Igor Sechin and Turkish minister for energy and natural...
Thu, Jan 14 2010
Turkey abandons nuclear bid
Authorities have officially ended the latest effort to introduce nuclear power in Turkey. A notice on the Turkish Electricity Trading Company's website said the tender for new reactors had been cancelled.
Wed, Dec 9 2009
Negotiations near an end for Turkey?
A nuclear cooperation deal has been signed by Russia and Turkey, while finance for Turkey's build project is revised in progress towards nuclear power's introduction.
Fri, Aug 7 2009
Russia and Turkey talking cooperation
Russia and Turkey have issued a joint declaration identifying nuclear energy cooperation as a key part of their economic relations, as speculation mounts that an agreement on the construction of Turkey's first nuclear power plant is near.
Tue, Feb 17 2009
AtomStroyExport revises Turkish bid
[Hurriyet, Reuters, 19 January] A consortium led by Russia's AtomStroyExport submitted a revised bid for the tender to build Turkey's first nuclear power plant minutes after the contents of its initial bid were announced. At 21.16 cents per kWh, the initial bid submitted by the consortium is...
Tue, Jan 20 2009
More enabling legislation in Turkey
[Today's Zaman, 4 January] Turkish lawmakers have tabled legislation that specifies nuclear energy will only be used only for peaceful purposes. The bill foresees the establishment of a Turkish Nuclear Regulatory Board to independently oversee nuclear safety in the country. It also describes a Turkish...
Mon, Jan 5 2009
Constructors not keen on Turkey tender
[Nuclear.Ru, 24 September; Today's Zaman, 25 September] Six envelopes were submitted by the 24 September tender deadline to build Turkey's first nuclear power plant but only one - from a consortium led by Russian reactor constructor AtomStroyExport - actually contained a bid. Some 13 companies...
Thu, Sep 25 2008
USA and Turkey in nuclear cooperation deal
The USA and Turkey have entered an agreement for cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy. The agreement was originally signed on 26 July 2000. In a statement, the US Department of State said that the agreement provides "a comprehensive framework for peaceful nuclear cooperation between...
Tue, Jun 3 2008
Four early bidders for Turkish plant
Four companies - Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd (AECL), Vinci, Suez and Itochu - have submitted bids in connection with the construction of a nuclear power plant at Akkuyu, Turkey, according to a spokesperson from state-owned wholesale electricity firm Tetas. Officially, the firms had until 24 September...
Tue, Apr 8 2008
Turkey tender formally launched
[Reuters, 24 March] Turkey has finally launched the tender process for the construction of the country's first nuclear power plant, originally planned for February. According to a statement in the country's Official Gazette the closing date for bids is 24 September, giving would-be builders six...
Tue, Mar 25 2008
Turkey delays nuclear power plant tender
[Associated Press, 21 February; Turkish Daily News, 23 February] Turkey has delayed the opening of a tender for the construction of the country's first nuclear power plant. The energy ministry said it was waiting for a government audit agency to comment on the tender's technical details before...
Mon, Feb 25 2008
Turkey decides on nuclear power plant site
The Turkish government has decided to build its first nuclear power plant at Akkuyu, on the Mediterranean coast. This puts aside a decision two years ago to locate it at Sinop, on the Black Sea coast. Akkuyu is the site which has been under consideration since the 1970s and up to 2000 for a nuclear...
Wed, Feb 13 2008
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